Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Update on Dorothy...

     I called Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery, located in Poughkeepsie,NY to try and get more information on Dorothy Davis, the little girl who died so tragically at the age of 3.  I found out the exact date of death (I only had month & year) and that she died in Brooklyn.  I guess the family was living in Brooklyn at the time and transported her to the family plot in Poughkeepsie.
     Last night I went onto Ancestry.com to enter the actual date of death for Dorothy on my tree and saw her brother William's year of birth listed as 1927.  hmmm...   Dorothy died in 1927 and William was born that same year?  I didn't remember William's birth date so I clicked on his name (on my tree) and my heart almost stopped.  Their poor mother...
     I don't know how far along she was in her pregnancy but I guess the shock and stress of losing her 3 year old sent her into labor because she gave birth the next day.  Dorothy Davis died on the 28th of January and her baby brother was born on the 29th in the year 1927.



  1. This is one of the most powerful "connecting the dots" posts I've ever read.

    I'm looking forward to following along on your journey.

  2. Wow - what a poignant story. It would be hard to be joyful at the new birth just at the loss another child.
    Theresa (Tangled Trees)

  3. I found this such a wonderful post and have enjoyed reading through your blog. I would like to share the “One Lovely Blog” award with you as one of my favorite newly discovered blogs. If you would like to accept the award you can read about it at http://nolichuckyroots.blogspot.com/2011/03/awards-and-awardees-sharing-love.html.